The following is the itinerary I have been working on for my trip to Switzerland next year (2018). I’m pretty happy with the way it is shaping up but I do have a couple of queries:
We would like to take the Golden Pass route from Montreux to Wengen. The options are: A) departing Montreux at 8:44 and arriving Wengen 13:21 (4 changes) and B) departing Montreux at 9:44 and arriving Wengen 13:51 (3 changes). Could someone advise the most scenic route between these two options.
The 8:44 train has listed the MOB Belle Epoque in the train timetable but I am unsure whether if it is from Montreux to Zweissimen OR Zweissimen to Spiez.
The one activity I would like to add, is to visit Geissbach Falls and hike from Geissbach See to Iseltwald. Can anyone suggest how I can fit this into my itinerary?
I have “done the math” and it looks like the Swiss Travel Pass will be our best pass option and the train stations I need to purchase tickets for would be from Lyon to La Plaine and Bellinzona to Milan. Could someone confirm this for me please.
13/06 Montreux DEP Lyon 8:34 ARR Montreux 12:10 via Geneva – PM Chateau (STP from La Plaine?)
14/06 Montreux Chocolate Train DEP 8:57 RET 17:34 - has to be Thursday due to train timetable
15/06 Montreux Lavaux
16/06 Montreux Lavaux or Zermatt (Matterhorn - weather dependent)
17/06 Wengen DEP Montreux 8:44 or 9:44 via Zweissimen (GP) – Walk Mannlichen to Kleine Scheidegg
18/06 Wengen Jungfraujoch / First (First Flyer etc) (thanks Slowpoke)
19/06 Wengen Berne / Lake Thun
20/06 Wengen Schilthorn, Murren, Gimmelwald, Trummelbach Falls / Stechelberg
21/06 Lucerne DEP Wengen or Brig to Chur (GEX), to Lucerne (long day)
22/06 Lucerne Mt Pilatus (Golden Round Trip) / Swiss Transport Museum
23/06 Lucerne Mt Rigi / Old Town
24/06 Milan Gotthard Panorama Express - Lucerne to Milan (STP to Bellinzona?)
Looking forward to your replies.